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J.D. Massey Classic Updates

The 78th annual J.D. Massey Classic Horse Show, scheduled for April 13-16, 2011, announces updates and added classes for 2011. The following classes have been added to the schedule: Hunter Country Pleasure (#34A - Thu a.m.), Hunter Country Pleasure Championship (#73A - Fri a.m.), Fine Harness Amateur Championship (#86A - Fri p.m.), and the Five-Gaited Ladies Championship (#101A - Fri p.m.). Please consult the web site for a complete, revised time schedule.

It was also announced that there has been a change of contact for the Progressive Barn Party scheduled for Thursday night. All barns interested in participating should contact Carolyn Teal at or (864) 376-0580.

John and Erin Fann of EventMix who have earned a well-deserved reputation for the best parties in the Carolinas are producing the Exhibitors Party on Friday night. The 1st Annual Don Stafford Memorial Tack Room Contest will offer a free stall to the 2012 J.D. Massey Classic for the barn with the best-dressed tack room.

The J.D. Massey Classic Horse Show is a USEF "A" rated competition with exhibitors having the opportunity to earn CH points for their Saddlebreds in qualified classes. This year it will also be a USEF Cup competition. This is a new USEF incentive program where Saddlebred owners can qualify for a $1,000 prize at year-end.

For more information, contact show manager Dan Shirley at (864) 630-1669 or or show secretary Beth Snider at (502) 647-0076, The revised time schedule, downloadable prize list and entry forms are available at  

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